skiddy

skiddy

[skid-ee]
adjective, skiddier, skiddiest.
tending to skid or cause skidding: a skiddy shopping cart; an icy, skiddy driveway.

Origin:
1900–05; skid + -y1

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skid (skɪd)
 
vb , skids, skidding, skidded
1.  to cause (a vehicle) to slide sideways or (of a vehicle) to slide sideways while in motion, esp out of control
2.  (intr) to slide without revolving, as the wheel of a moving vehicle after sudden braking
3.  (US), (Canadian) (tr) to put or haul on a skid, esp along a special track
4.  to cause (an aircraft) to slide sideways away from the centre of a turn when insufficiently banked or (of an aircraft) to slide in this manner
 
n
5.  an instance of sliding, esp sideways
6.  chiefly (US), (Canadian) one of the logs forming a skidway
7.  a support on which heavy objects may be stored and moved short distances by sliding
8.  a shoe or drag used to apply pressure to the metal rim of a wheel to act as a brake
9.  on the skids in decline or about to fail
 
[C17: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; compare ski]
 
'skiddy
 
adj

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